Basically many own two bikes, one to travel from home to the station, and one to travel from (another) station to work. The last one is an old beat up bike with little value, we actually call it a station bike. It doesn’t matter if it gets stolen or lost, you just get another one for 25 to 50 Euro.Henk
Thanks for the photo. I've seen many bike parks like that in the Netherlands and wondered how owners find their way back to their own bike.
Every year the council makes a round and tag all the bikes with a yellow leaflet stating that the bike will be taken away when it’s still on the same place after 24 hours. They always “retrieve” a lot of bikes that will be either recycled or sold again. So there’s a full circle in that
Also they clean the canals, you wouldn’t want to know how many bikes the fish out of the water: 15000!